Sunny and Olivia Update March 6, 2018
Scene one, take two! It is a very surreal feeling to be back at the beginning of another TODAY Puppy with a Purpose. The privilege is most certainly not lost on me! Different puppy, different purpose, but same
heart and soul going into it. Studio 1A is such bright, cheery place, and I think it is incredibly fitting that America chose to name our boy “Sunny.” There is no doubt in my mind that TODAY will help our Sun to rise. During our first week, Sunny met some very talented people including Kelly Clarkson and Jimmy Buffett. Inspiration is never in short supply! He also met Maia and Alex Shibutani, Team USA skaters and siblings, affectionately know as the “Shib Sibs.”
Sunny was quick to brag on his own siblings (Brady, Camden, Izzy, and Zuma) who are helping to expand the “Puppy with a Purpose” program to local NBC stations across the country. It has been fun for us to follow their segments and watch (with pride!) as they serve as teammates in helping the public understand what it takes to become a Guide Dog Foundation guide dog or America’s VetDogs service dog for someone in need.
Right now, Sunny keeps me on my toes with those razor-sharp puppy teeth, middle-of-the-night nature calls, and his boundless energy, but I know if I blink, his extra soft puppy fur, rolls too many to count, and heart-melting puppy face will fade into a grown-up guide dog. My plan is to enjoy each stage (they never last) and thoroughly enjoy sharing the journey with you. Get ready: his future is so bright- you’re going to need shades! 😎